Fantasia 2015: Meathead Goes Hog Wild

A young man slowly goes crazy over the course of one really bad night in Meathead Goes Hog Wild. An unnamed man in his twenties (Kevin Cline) gets fired from his job at a Chicago butcher shop and steals as much meat as he can in retaliation.  Going by the mantra of “meat is power,” […]

Fantasia 2015: We Are Still Here

A couple moves into a new house to find it haunted by vengeful spirits in We Are Still Here.  Shortly after the tragic death of their son, Anne and Paul Sacchetti (Barbara Crampton and Andrew Sensenig) move into a new house in a rural town. Anne begins to experience strange occurrences in the house and believes that […]

Fantasia 2015: Possessed

A Spanish priest suffering from a crisis of faith is called upon to perform an exorcism on the son of a famous flamenco dancer in the claymation horror-comedy Possessed.  Father Lenin (Josema Yuste) is a priest, who keeps getting sent on archaeological missions by his greedy and corrupt Bishop, which results in him ignoring both […]

Fantasia 2015: Deathgasm

A heavy metal band accidentally summons a hoard of demons in the horror-comedy Deathgasm.  Brodie (Milo Cawthorne) is a metalhead, who is forced to live with his ultra-religious uncle Albert (Colin Moy) and bully of a cousin David (Colin Moy).  After befriending Zakk (James Blake), the only other metalhead in town, they form a band […]

Fantasia 2015: Extinction

Two men and a young girl try to survive in a post-apocalyptic frozen wasteland in Extinction.  Nine years after a zombie apocalypse, the world has frozen over and all of humanity appears to be extinct.  Jack (Jeffrey Donovan) tries to live a relatively normal life with his daughter Lu (Quinn McColgan), while Patrick (Matthew Fox) […]

Fantasia 2015: Raiders

This review was originally published as part of my coverage of Hot Docs 2015 The story of the greatest fan film ever made is told in Raiders!.  In 1982, eleven year old Mississippi friends Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos, and Jayson Lamb set out to shoot a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark.  The boys kept […]

Fantasia 2015: (T)ERROR

This review was originally published as part of my coverage of Hot Docs 2015 An FBI informant is followed on his latest undercover operation in (T)ERROR.  Since 9/11 the FBI has been has been utilizing more than 15,000 undercover informants to help take down domestic terrorist suspects.  One of these individuals is  Saeed “Shariff” Torres, who […]

Fantasia 2015: Film Trailers

I thought that I would follow-up my highlights of the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival with some select trailers of the films that I mentioned. Please note that most of these trailers are RED BAND and are only suitable for people 18 years of age or older. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED The Hallow Cooties Deathgasm Possessed […]

Highlights of Fantasia 2015

In a week’s time, the 2015 edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival will begin in Montreal.  For the first time, I will be making the trip to check out the festival, which runs from July 14 to August 4.  I will be in Montreal from July 18-25 and will see what will ultimately be […]